Key to Our Horizons
IMPORTANCE OF AUTO IN AMERICAN LIFE & ECONOMICS. GOOD ANIMATION OF STREAM OF CARS AROUND MOON. EXPLAINS VAST NUMBERS OF WORKERS INVOLVED IN AUTO INDUSTRY. USES DAGUERRE CAMERA TO EMPTY STREET SCENE OF MOVING PEOPLE & OBJECTS. GOOD QUALITY B&W AUTO SHOTS.
Ken Smith sez: A film commissioned by Chevrolet to show how the American economy is hopelessly dependent on cars. "Any picture of America without automobiles is completely out of date!" Best scene: The horn inspection "toot-tester."
CHEVROLET AUTOMOBILES TRANSPORTATION ADVERTISING ANIMATION DIAGRAMS FANTASY ECONOMICS WORKERS LABOR HORNS BUSES CITIES DETROIT MICHIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY DAGUERRE STREETS PEDESTRIANS COMMUTERS HOUSES MOVING LEISURE RECREATION HIGHWAYS ROADS MAPS GLOBES OUTER SPACE MOON SPACE TRAVEL FARMERS TRUCKS DRIVING TRAFFIC HISTORY Chevrolet Motor Company (sponsor) Automobiles (Chevrolet) Photography Daguerrotypes Photography (Daguerrotypes) Surrealism Cameras Detroit, Michigan (streets) Streets (Detroit, Michigan) Automobile industry Workers (auto) Buses Bus drivers Workers (bus drivers) Economics Manufacturing
Subject: Jam Handy Detroit
One wonders if Ron Gettlefinger had enough sense to show this film to Congress while begging like a french poodle - on its haunches - for bailout money for the UAW. Pelosi et al would have never caught on despite the preponderence of '51 model Chevys and ancient busses and electric busses and guys wearing fedoras throughout this film.
Super film, like only Jam Handy could do it. Love those Chevys too!
Subject: Aren't YOU in the auto industry?